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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
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Bracken ferns (Pteridium aquilinum) are plants belonging to the large family of coarse ferns that grow in most areas of the world and most soils.
They are hardy plants that are easy to start and lend themselves very well to a wide variety of settings.
Bracken ferns grow in much of North America in zones 3-9. They grow best in acidic soil but can survive in sterile and poor soil also. They cannot, however, thrive in water-logged areas. They take very little water but will become dormant if there are long stretches without rain. Bracken ferns will grow in full sun but will do much better in the shade or partial shade.
Bracken ferns grow up to four feet tall on stiff stems from which triangular-shaped fronds grow from alternating branches. They colonize very quickly from deep-rooted rhizomes or spores that drop from their delicate fronds.
The lush green color of bracken ferns, which turns yellow in late summer and brown in winter, looks especially lovely in meadows and woodland gardens.
A cluster of ferns is perfect for under trees where no other plants will grow, and grown on a slope can prevent soil erosion. They can also colonize a sunny, dry slope in no time. Bracken ferns make great companion plants for hostas, columbines, and caladiums, but shouldn't be planted too close as their spreading habit could inhibit the other flowers. In rock gardens, bracken ferns can look spectacular paired with wild violets, sarsaparilla, or wild aster.
When starting bracken ferns, the soil should be enriched with organic matter. To multiply them, the rhizomes should be cut with a sharp knife, never pulled apart. Growing them in a deep pot under the soil can prevent them from being invasive. Supplying water during periods without rain will keep the plants lush and green.